Orientation for Dryden Campus

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Join us for the Dryden Orientation

Tuesday, September 5th

A New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 5th starting at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Dryden Campus, free lunch included. Watch your college email for more information about college orientation. 

At orientation, you will receive a package that will provide you with detailed “need-to-know” information about the campus and about being a Confederation College student including any updates to your timetable/course schedule. You will learn how to use blackboard and other college systems. Important paperwork will also be completed. Plus, we will host a free student lunch. It will be a great time to get to know fellow classmates, faculty and staff. Please plan to join us for the day’s events. 

During the week of September 5th, some programs will also have a program specific orientation hosted by the faculty program coordinator. Watch your college email for more information.

For most programs, the first day of classes will be on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023.

There are a few things you should do to prepare for orientation and the first day of classes. Be sure to pay your tuition and fees and register for your fall semester courses. If you need any help, please come into the campus and one of the staff will help you through these processes.

Please bring your college ID number, username and password when you come to orientation or if you come in for payment and registration assistance.

Textbooks are available through the Follett Bookstore and can be purchased in Thunder Bay or ordered online: https://www.confederationcollege.ca/bookstore/textbooks If you would like assistance ordering your books, please contact us at [email protected]

Transfer Credits: If you have taken post-secondary courses at another institution, you may be eligible for transfer credits that may exempt you from courses within your program.  Your transcript and detailed course outlines will be required, please contact us right away to get this process started.

Remember, tuition must be paid in order to register for your classes.  There are many ways you to pay: https://www.confederationcollege.ca/registration-services/tuition-fee-payment-methods If you need help, please connect with us. 

Registration for classes for full-time students is completed online.

To register:

  1. Log into MyCampus at https://portal.confederationcollege.ca.
  2. Enter your Username (e.g. ‘jdoe’ – be sure to type your username in lowercase) and Password:
    Your username and student number can be found on your offer of admission.
    For new students, your password is the first letter of your first name CAPITALIZED, the first letter of your last name lower case and your 14-digit student ID number.
    All student numbers starts with 22663 followed by your individual student number, e.g. 100123456.
    EXAMPLE: Student name John Doe, student number 100123456. The password would be “Jd22663100123456”
    For returning students, your password will remain unchanged.
  3. Next, select “Banner Information System” (icon of a black laptop) under the ‘LaunchPad’ section.
  4. Then select “Post Secondary Web Registration” and follow the onscreen instructions to complete your registration.
  5. Having difficulties? Come see us.   

IMPORTANT: Confederation College reserves the right to alter course availability as well as the right to withdraw a student from a course if the student has been unsuccessful in a prerequisite. Review your timetable prior to the start of classes.


If you need assistance with these processes or with funding concerns, please come see us. We’re here to help.

Please call or email Kathryn Findlay, Academic Services Assistant, at (807)223-3035 ext. 1 or by email at [email protected] to confirm your attendance at orientation. Should you have any questions prior to Orientation Day, please contact Katie.

On behalf of everyone at the Dryden, we look forward to a great year together!


Angelina Anderson
Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout & Lake of the Woods Campuses